August 2009: The Center for American Progress and the Energy Future Coalition identify two barriers preventing scalability and sustainability of the residential energy efficiency sector in their "Rebuilding America" study.
October 2009: The Office of the Vice President of the United States of America, publishes “Recovery Through Retrofit,” identifying job creation and economic stimulus opportunities within the emerging residential energy efficiency sector.
January 2010: The University of Central Missouri (UCM) publishes a white paper, “Creating a Viable Energy Retrofit Sector,” in support of the Biden Report.
July 12, 2010: UCM receives a Missouri State Energy Sector Partnership Grant to develop workforce training programs and educational workshops for the residential energy efficiency retrofit sector.
April 29, 2011: UCM launches the National Energy Retrofit Institute
May 5, 2011: UCM publishes "Promoting Nationwide Scalability and Sustainability in the Residential Energy Efficiency Sector."